This year, our city is going all out, thanks to winter pop-ups, themed cocktails galore and, of course, the highly anticipated festive lights. The capital really does have the crème de la crème when it comes to those twinkling displays, and we’re here to guide you through the very best. Here are 8 fabulous spots to see Christmas lights in London this 2024, as well as some top tips on where to cuddle up with cosy pints nearby.
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Covent Garden - The Crusting Pipe
Running from 7th November
Covent Garden is set to run its famous London Christmas lights for 2024, and the news is sure to get everyone's sleigh bells jingling once again. You'll be able to immerse yourself in the yuletide surroundings of the main piazza, complete with the customary ginormous tree, statement statues and quirky festive fixings. Nab a space in the heart of the action for cosy pints and fine wines at The Crusting Pipe, or go the whole hog with a full Christmas dinner.
Christmas at Kew - The Coach & Horses
Running until 7th January 2024
Boasting some of the most sought-after Christmas lights tickets in London this 2024, Kew Gardens is back yet again with its stunning displays. Celebrate your festive cheer with family and friends along this dazzling trail, complete with sparkling pavilions, glittering tunnels and the most Instagrammable trees around. Craving mulled wine, or perhaps a hearty range of bites? The Coach & Horses is more than equipped to curb those cravings.
Oxford Street - Marquis of Granby
Running from 2nd of November
And then there's the big one. We're very happy to report that The Oxford Street Christmas lights will be returning for November 2024. Every year, the twinklers are the talk of the town, glowing bright and beautiful throughout the festive season. If you're looking for somewhere to warm up after walking the length of the high street? Head over to Soho's Marquis of Granby for classic pub grub and refreshing pints in a cosy pub setting.
Elizabeth and Motcomb Street - The Alfred Tennyson
Running from 15th November
Update your Insta feed with Belgravia's Elizabeth and Motcomb Street epic displays. These iconic spots will be touting stunning lights for the season, alongside late opening times for those who fancy a little Christmas shopping. After a market? The Eccleston Yards is also a perfect stop-off for those last-minute presents. To finish off your evening in the best way, venture to The Alfred Tennyson and treat yourself to a glass of red from the extensive wine list.
Carnaby Street - The Clachan
Running from 2nd November
Known for pushing some of the most trailblazing looks, including a universe theme with vortexes of neon this year, the Carnaby Street Christmas lights always take a top spot on the city's festive calendar. Once you're done ogling the sparkly stuff, head around the corner behind Liberty, where The Clachan pub is waiting to welcome you into its snug space for seasonal snacks. Our choice? The king prawn and smoked salmon cocktail with a crisp pint.
Running until 1st January 2024
If you're looking for a London Christmas lights tour, then check out Kenwood House's cool trail, which will be taking place from December to January. After making its big debut a few years ago, this stunning Grade I listed hotspot will be transformed yet again into an immersive winter wonderland. So, expect 'Gram-worthy light and sound installations across the space, alongside vibrant displays on the grand manor. As for drinks? Enjoy craft brews at The Spaniards Inn.
South Molton And Mount Street - The Terrace Bar
Running from 16th November
After a date for Christmas lights in London? Check out South Molton and Mount Street from 16th November. This exclusive neighbourhood will be showcasing beautiful blue bows alongside The Connaught's famous tree - making it an ideal hotspot to go gift shopping. To quench your thirst, head to The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield. Not only does this drinking den offer molecular concoctions, but there are also cheese and wine pairings or rum experiences to enjoy.